A smart technologies expert witness typically has experience and expertise in electrical engineering, computer science, cloud computing, and/or information technology. Cahn Litigation Services is frequently called upon by law firm clients to locate expert witnesses that can support smart technology matters.
The term “smart” originally comes from the acronym “Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology.” The term smart technology is now widely used to describe inanimate objects that interact with humans. Smart technology encompasses artificial intelligence, machine learning, and big data. Broken down simply, smart technologies fall into two major categories:
Internet of Things
IoT devices are computing devices embedded in everyday objects that connect to the internet and have the ability to send and receive data. Examples of IoT devices include smart home security systems, autonomous farming equipment, health monitors, wireless inventory trackers, and wearable technology devices, to name a few.
A smart device is an electronic device generally connected to other devices or networks via wireless technology such as Bluetooth or LAN, that operates interactively and autonomously. Examples of smart devices include smart bulbs, smart refrigerators, and smartphones.
Representative smart technology matters that require expert witness services involve legal issues pertaining to:
Litigation support by a smart technologies expert witness typically includes a review of the technology by an expert, an expert report, expert opinion, and expert testimony in court.
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The below expert witness bios represent a small fraction of those Smart Technologies experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give attorneys a sense of the Smart Technologies landscape.
This expert holds a PhD in Communications (digital imaging) and brings to the table many years of direct and relevant experience in home automation and building control systems. Often invited to write papers for the trade press and to deliver presentations at conferences, much of this expert's business involves explaining complex concepts to business executives so they can make competent decisions; this expert knows how to facilitate high-tech decisions by persons who are not technical specialists and applies these skills to deliver clear declarations and depositions.
This expert is involved in the international standards committee for home and building automation standards. Among these standards are communication protocols for home networks, device interfaces, and a gateway to enable remote control of applications including security. This expert wrote and edited a document which describes home security with applications for intrusion detection, activity monitoring, duress monitoring, and safety monitoring of personal well-being, with extensions for commercial building security functions. This expert is also involved in the national standards committee for home automation and energy management at the Consumer Technology Association. They are the ones who develop American National Standards for ANSI, the American National Standards Institute. In addition to these committees, this expert has written the specifications for many home- area-network communication protocols to enable home automation applications.
This expert is an internationally recognized, premier provider of business, product and technology strategy and implementation services for enterprises, start-ups, and public sector entities looking to capitalize on location-based services (LBS) and the Internet of Things (IoT). With market leading expertise in all forms of indoor and outdoor location technologies including GPS, Beacons, RFID, RTLS/Wi-Fi, network-based methods, and various combinations and hybrids, and the context-awareness potential of sensors, this expert provides services that ensure fully functional and integrated indoor and outdoor applications. The rapidly evolving technologies of sensors and the Internet of Things (IoT), combined with SMART/intelligent location, provides the cornerstones of the mobile future: in SMART Homes, Wearables, Buildings, Cities, and Enterprises, they require the best-of-the-best location and context expertise to fully capitalize on IoT's potential. This expert provides the latest IoT developments, expertise and experience in visioning, designing and implementation of leading edge, highly innovative location-related use cases and products and technologies. This expert has provided the highest quality expert witness services related to wireless location, across the full range of IP/patent dimensions from the most technical to those regarding business methods. This expert has successfully provided expert witness services in over 50 patent, anti-trust, and ITC cases, including several successful Inter Parte Reexaminations (IPRs), including deposition and courtroom testimony.
This expert is a former Executive Director of a Standards organization. This expert brings to the table extensive experience with IoT, Smart Home and wireless technology. For example, this expert worked on connected devices, the "home of the future" and wireless technologies as well as with the WiFi Alliance, WAP Forum and Bluetooth SIG. In this expert's role as Executive Director/CEO, this expert was the primary driver to bring Wibree into Bluetooth which became Bluetooth low energy (BLE). BLE is the technology which makes Bluetooth relevant in IoT. This expert has been consulting and helping companies add wireless to their products. This expert has helped companies add BLE to their products, built prototypes including hardware integration, web services based on Microsoft Azure platform, and iOS and Android applications. Through this expert's experience, this expert has developed the entire end-to-end solution from device to web service to smartphone. This expert is proven as an expert witness in several cases and has been deposed and testified in court.
This expert is a world-renowned researcher who has extensive research, technical, managerial, and Intellectual Property/patent expertise in the areas of telecommunications, networking, broadband, MetroEthernet, SONET/SDH/OTN Internet, VoIP, wireless, video, multimedia, MPLS, IPv6, e-commerce, and IoT/M2M for both carrier networks and enterprise networks. This expert's specialties include analysis, design, implementation, operation, and advocacy of new network technologies, particularly with an emphasis on packet technologies and the Internet Protocol (IP) for traditional and broadband applications such as:
Voice over IP (VoIP); Video Over IP (e.g., IPTV, specifically, entertainment quality digital TV, video distribution over satellite/DTH, High Throughput Satellites [HTSs], multimedia; wireless connectivity (including Wi-Fi, wireless sensor networks, and communication/DTH/HTS satellites); security; intranet; Internet/intranet architecture and QoS; IoT/M2M; LANs/VLANs/MetroEthernet; and the underlying high-capacity network infrastructure to support these applications along with the call control signaling logic (SS7/Q.931/Q.2931/Q.933) and Advanced Intelligent Network (AIN) services. Packet systems include X.25/NCP, IPv4, Frame Relay (FR), Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM), MultiProtocol Label Switching (MPLS), and IPv6. This expert has also done work in cloud services (Cisco UCS) and IoT/M2M, Smart Cities, Smart Buildings, Smart Grid, and e-health.
This expert has many years of hands-on ATM/SONET/MetroEthernet/OTN experience. In addition to numerous papers and conference presentations, this expert has written several books on LANs/VLANs/MetroEthernet, MPLS, Internet Services Cloud services, and IoT/M2M.
This expert has over 200 published patents as well as 35 patent applications cite this expert's work. Additionally, 5000+ academic researchers cite this expert's work in their publications, according to Google Scholar. This expert has taught IT and Telecommunications courses. This expert has appeared in industry conferences as well a radio and TV technology programs.
This expert has been called upon to undertake infringement/non-infringement analysis (with resulting depositions and testimony) in the area of packet video/IPTV, packet voice/VoIP, imaging (scanned checks), IoT, and wireless.